The words About Us in a fancy font
Looking at the list of players below, it seems we have one attribute in common, helping others.  If you like to help others, mention our low prices and volunteerism to see what fits and where.  We've been selling ad sponsorships in the past three years so businesses can get their name and phone number on our placemats while paying a reduced amount to promote a local nonprofit organization's event or mission statement.  We're always looking for volunteers, for THEM!  Call our office to find out about volunteer opportunities in our service area... there are lots to choose from if you know where to look.

About Carl: That picture is from my mid-forties but now I hide behind a gray beard and sport white hair, still a bit out of control on humid days.  I was born and raised in Mercer County, PA, moved to California for twenty-some years and raised a great daughter, then developed the itch to move back to Pennsylvania.  In retrospect, I think the people and lifestyle of California just couldn't match what I've experienced here.

I've been volunteering ever since I can remember and enjoy the 'feel good' paycheck that goes along with it.  I don't like feeling frustrated and I don't like seeing others frustrated.

For the purpose of sharing information with others in your community, I highly recommend publishing via the Internet on a local level.  Facebook and WordPress blogs are two of the best.  If you need help, ask a teenager or at the local library.

About Julie: Originally Julia Ann Nycz, born and raised in Ford City, PA, Julie Duris graduated from Ford City HS, met and married the father of her two sons (later divorced), put herself and both her sons through college, and used her R.N. degree and Masters in Nursing to build a career path that spans several employers and many years.  Currently she is an instructor in the Lenape Nursing Program, administrator of the Skilled Nursing Unit at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, proofreader for Local4All placemats, and self-appointed Chief Enforcement Officer of the "To Do" list.  If something needs to get done, call Julie!

About Local4All Placemats: Originally known in the area as Warner Advertising placemats, Dan Warner's table-top mats first started showing up in the Ford City area circa 1992.  Local4All purchased the placemats business in February 2007, the owners of the two businesses having known each other for several years through nonprofit work (Ford City Area Business and Professionals Association) and Carl having given Dan a hand occasionally in the print shop and/or deliveries as needed.  At the time of transfer, Dan's other obligations and opportunities in life had resulted in the placemat service areas going from an all-time high of eight areas in 2002 down to three in 2007.  Since taking over, we have increased the number back to seven.  Dan himself has been one of our frequent advertising customers for his Trading Post business.

Monica - mother of three and serial foster mom, Monica likes to visit her customers and get to know them face to face.  Call 724-290-0561 to reach her.

Marsha - originally from Freeport and moving back to PA soon, Marsha is working mostly by phone from Missouri and hopes to put Local4All placemats in restaurants there with help from her grown son.  Telemarketing isn't really Marsha's preference but it works for now so she can transition back to PA without losing all her income.  Call her cell 660-525-1496 to say "Welcome Home!"

Ian - helping his grandma get out and about and playing drums in a rock band...  an interesting combination added to delivering Local4All placemats and part-time sales.  To book a gig or reserve ad space on our placemats, call Ian at 724-290-9807.


3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Carl,

    I spoke with you earlier this morning and I haven't received the email yet, I checked both folders. Wanted you to know. Also I was doing a little research in the Oakmont area and Riverview High school put on a play and to help the cost they did placemats to the local restaurants. Here is the link, anyways when I called they said that if its not in their budget they won't be able to do it again this year.

    Look at the post from Jan 24th of last year. Call the number on on the ad, they will be doing fiddler on the roof. This may get your foot in the door down there and we would love to advertise for it if oyu pick it up.

    Heather Vaughan

  2. Darla

    Carl, Is your Community Calendar back up on the website yet? I had a lot of repeating events that I would leave on and just go in and edit the dates. I hope I don't have to start from scratch with everything, like our bi-monthly Care and Share Shop, the bi-annual Pancake Dinners, the annual Thanksgiving Dinners, the semi-annual Deli Day, the seasonal ministerial events, the annual MLK Service in Jan, I don't even know if I remember my password since it's been so long. I've missed using the local4all site.


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